12 October 2012 | Singapore
These are the hot months here!
In spite of the fact that cruising is kind of in my past, I have decided to keep this blog. First of all I hate these kind of changes and my friends know where to find me. Secondly: I still live on the boat, alas in a marina instead of the high seas, but I love the water and gentle rocking and the fact that over the past 20 years this has really become my home.
So this time i cannot report on any cruising or even exotic trips but life here in Singapore continues to be pleasant and full of activities.
In May I did take a very short trip back to San Francisco to attend On Lok's 40th anniversary. If was great to see old friends again and also to know that something I helped start in 1972 is still alive and well.
I have included some pictures of the event and the official movie. This is mostly for my cruising friends who are not really familiar with the other part of my life.
In August I celebrated my 84th birthday… another event which makes me realize how fast time flits by. I remember reading George Orwell's "1984" when it was first published. 1 9 8 4 ….. I thought that was eons away and that I would probably not experience it!!!!!!
As I said, I keep myself quite busy here and one of my favorite activities is water color painting. I have a fantastic teacher and very nice class. So I included a short slideshow.
This is about it for today. However, I am planning a trip to LAOS in November and hope to give you an update on this adventure before Xmas. Laos is still quite isolated and apparently not yet overrun by tourists, so I hope this will be a nice experience to share.